So, I’m still trying to figure out the best pre-swim meal and the best time to eat. I always make sure I don’t eat anything at least 1hr before swimming, unless I just have a gu or something. Today, I had apple cinnamon oatmeal an hour before and I felt nauseous 30min in ruining my entire workout:( I really think I need to start writing down what I eat before I swim, and at what time, so that I can see what works, because I have had successful days but I don’t remember what I had or how long I waited afterwards to go swimming. I think for me, I have to include protein in my pre-swim meals. A peanut butter and honey sandwich works for running and biking, I just don’t want to have one EVERY day. I want to be able to change it up. So, I want to find other options, although right now it’s looking like this might be my only option.
What do you eat before you swim and how long do you wait after eating it to go swimming?
I should add, that I get motion sickness very easily and I’m wondering if swimming in the water on some days may make it worse than others? I really don’t want to take dramamine before I swim even if it’s non-drowsy simply because I don’t want to take it the day of races, because I don’t want it to mess me up. Do you have motion sickness? Does swimming bother you? This is one reason why I don’t do flip turns too. I know it slows me down to stop and turn but flip turns, churns my stomach. I just want to get to the bottom of this, because I have had GREAT swimming days, and I’m so mad at myself for not writing down why it was successful so that every swim can be a success, but also I don’t swim at the same time every day because I have a very fluctuating schedule. I’m excited to learn from you all!